Arkansas Disaster Relief Program opens for donations to help those affected by tornadoes

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansans who want to reach out to help those impacted by the Memorial Day weekend tornadoes now have an opportunity.

The Arkansas Division of Emergency Management opened a Disaster Relief Program site Monday for monetary donations in support of those affected by the storms. Agency officials emphasized that donations are limited to aid those impacted by declared disasters.

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The agency is prepared to receive donations either online or by mail. All donations will generate a receipt that may be used for tax deductions.

Online donations can be made through the Arkansas Disaster Relief Program websiteby following the online prompts, including selecting the donation amount.

Those who would rather use a check may mail one to:

DFA-OAS
PO Box 2485
Little Rock, AR 72203

Officials ask that checks have “Donation for Disaster Relief” in the memo line. If the donation is for a specific community, a note indicating that should be attached to the check.

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Administrators said any funds would be deposited in a fund for utilization by the Arkansas Disaster Relief Program Fund for use by ADEM for communities experiencing major impacts by declared disasters. The actual amounts and recipients will be determined by the disaster’s impact and community needs, they said.

Officials added that funds could not duplicate what is provided by other state or federal programs.

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For additional information contact ADEM by email or at 501-683-6700.

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